Are you constantly under the gun? Do you get caught up in the craziness of life? It takes so much effort sometimes for me to sit down and actually spend quality time working on myself. Sometimes it’s so frustrating. I know. You work, you are a mom or dad, constantly trying to stay on top of the house, the social activities, just life. It gets so in the way sometimes and you are constantly trying to come up with new ways to fit taking time for yourself into your schedule. Well, I’m here to share some tips, some little ideas that may help you get yourself centered. Get yourself connected to your highest potential, or at least do something nice for yourself. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to spend one week a month just taking care of yourself? Yea right. Never going to happen, I know, but here are some little things you can do to help yourself everyday or just once a week.
Mindful Tools that you can do for yourself.
Get outside- go for a walk out in nature, feel the wind hit your face, touch a tree and see if you can feel anything. Connect with nature and the energy that surrounds you. One of my favorite things to do is to go to Big Basin- it’s here in Nor Cal. I love to touch the giant redwoods. It feels like I’m connected to all things when I can take the time to do that. Of course, it doesn’t happen much- but there is a redwood down the street from my house that I sometimes go to and just put my hand on it and feel the energy. It’s pretty amazing and those trees have been here for many years.
Light a candle- simple- but powerful. When you are lighting the candle, set your intention for your own healing or the healing of another person a friend or a family member. Just hold the thought in your mind while lighting and let the candle do the work for you. Let it hold energy for you and burn for you. The fire is a powerful tool of honoring.
Open up Sacred Space- Say a prayer or something that is meaningful to you in your home and connect with the four directions and the earth and heavens. Bring in what you need in the moment. This can take 5 minutes. You just call in what you need. You can do this silently or with words. It’s ceremonial, it’s beautiful, it’s yours. Close your eyes and imagine what this means for you and how you can do this for yourself.
Write a letter- spend some time alone, either writing to yourself or to someone else. This can be getting out some old wounds that you just want to go away- expressing them and getting them down on paper- then burn it. Let it go. Let the universe take it for you. You can do this with anything that you’ve been holding onto. Write it down, get it out and then let it go. This is a beautiful way to process whatever it is that you are going through.
Buy yourself some flowers- this is something I have been doing for many years. If I want to feel really good and bring something beautiful into my life, I will go out and buy myself some fresh flowers and put them in tiny vases all around my house. It brings me so much joy to see the beauty around my home.
Turn on your favorite music and dance.......
Enjoy your life, it’s the only one you’ve got in this moment. Do something nice for yourself. The work will always be there. Connect with your essence. Take some time for yourself to be alone and take care of yourself on a deeper level.